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MPTC police academy schedules and applicant requirements

This course fulfills the training requirements prescribed by the Municipal Police Training Committee that full-time municipal, Environmental Law Enforcement, and University of Massachusetts police officers must satisfactorily complete before exercising police powers.

MPTC Police Academy Schedules

Police Academy Academy Start Date Application Deadline* Seats Available
Reading June 4, 2018 May 4, 2018 20
Randolph January 8, 2018 December 7, 2017  
Plymouth January 22, 2018 December 21, 2017 Full
Western Mass February 5, 2018 January 4, 2018 Full
Boylston No date    
Number of sponsored applications on file for backfill: 49

Updated: 01/08/18
* MPTC Police Academy Application Deadline: Academy registrations may close sooner if sufficient completed application packets are received to fill the class with fulltime officers. Reserve and/or Sponsored applications are not reflected in this number. Reserve/sponsored applications are only filled on the deadline date if there is room. Priority is give to all full-time applications.

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Minimum Requirements

At a minimum all candidates accepted to attend a police academy must:

  • Be a minimum of 21 years old
  • Be employed or sponsored by a municipal, Environmental, or University of Massachusetts police department or, if authorized by the Committee, some other law enforcement department.
  • Successfully complete the Massachusetts Human Resource Division's Physical Ability Test (PAT) and medical examinations.
  • Sponsored candidates must also sign and comply with the terms of the academy's waiver and release form.

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How to apply

For consideration, a complete Application Packet must be received by MPTC's Basic Recruit Officer Training Coordinator.

A complete Application Packet includes:    

  • One original application signed by the sponsoring authority and the applicant
  • One copy of applicant's appointment letter (full-time and permanent part-time applicants)
  • One copy of pages 1 and 6  of the comprehensive medical 
  • One copy of the official Physical Ability Test (PAT)
  • One original signed waiver and release (part-time applicants that are sponsored or sponsored applicants)
  • After the student officer's seat is confirmed by the MPTC, tuition is due no later than seven 7 days prior to the police academy start date.

Mail to:
Pat Caggiano, Recruit Officer Training Coordinator
6 Adams Street, Randolph, MA 02368

*** Note:  The MPTC does not take registrations for the authorized police academies.  You must contact the authorized academy's directly for their scheduled dates, process to apply and tuition costs. 

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